The federal Department of Health and Human Services says it will give more than $4 million to six health centers in Maine for renovation and construction projects.

Fish River Rural Health
Fish River Rural Health

The centers are located in Eagle Lake, Caribou, Lincoln, Waterville, Bangor and Portland. The federal agency says the centers will use the money to increase patient capacity and provide more primary and preventative health services to underserved populations.

The agency says the expansions will allow the health centers to provide care to about 3,500 new patients in the state.

The Portland and Eagle Lake centers will receive the largest grants at $1 million each.

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